Research Professional Updates

Social scientist Ian Diamond, who led an overhaul of Welsh university funding, has been named as the UK’s national statistician.

Nesta appoints Gurumurthy as chief executive

Former civil servant Ravi Gurumurthy is to become chief executive of the UK innovation charity Nesta.

Scottish Government review critical of UK post-study visas

The UK’s post-study work offer for international students is significantly less attractive than competitor nations, with UK policies moving in the opposite direction to those of its international counterparts, a review has found.

UKRI launches £98m healthy ageing research fund

UK Research and Innovation has launched the Healthy Ageing Programme, a £98 million strand of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund that aims to increase research that will support the UK’s ageing population.

Life sciences industry wants clarity on no-deal funding

More detail is needed on the government’s promise of additional funding to ensure continuity in the supply of medicines in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the life sciences industry has warned.

Health data projects welcomes new members

An alliance aimed at providing researchers with better access to health data has recruited a group of hospital trusts, research bodies and medical research charities to increase the range of information available.


About CCCU Research Development

Research Development (RD) is part of the Department of Enterprise, Employability and Research Development. RD is responsible for ensuring that Research and Enterprise is of the highest quality and meets all required internal and external standards, including managing the institutional submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF). RD leads on development and implementation of the institutional research and enterprise integrity policies, processes and best practice. It also hosts the institutional Staff Researcher Development Programme and the Early Career Researcher Programme SPARC, and is responsible for the annual Research Internship programme. RD provides strategic and targeted support for academic staff to seek and secure funding for their research and innovation activities. This includes identification of core funding opportunities and support for proposal development, alongside strategic advice and support for faculties to develop their research portfolio and capacity.

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